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    Link a domain name to server

    I am in need of some help. After installing the Ubuntu Server addition along with webmin and virtualmin I cannot link a domain name to the server to start hosting a web site. I am based in Queensland Australia. If there is an expert out there willing to help over the phone I am more than happy to call them or they could call me.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Philb1961; May 12th, 2014 at 01:37 PM.

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    dns

    Can you see your web server using the ip number directly? If so then you need to log into your registrar's web interface and use it to point your DNS entry to it. Which registrar are you using?

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    Re: Ubuntu Server help Required.

    Can you give some additional detail?

    Is your server directly connected to the Internet with a public IP, or is it in a LAN behind a router?

    Is the website set up as a name-based virtualhost or just vanilla Ubuntu Server default on the server's IP?

    If the server is on a LAN, can you see the site if you enter the server's IP in your browser, as Lars said? If it is directly connected to the Internet with a Public IP, can you see your site if you enter your Public IP into the browser?

    Also, check your domain registrar as Lars said, and make sure you have an alias for www.yourdomain.com pointing to yourdomain.com. Without this, you'll get the website when you go to yourdomain.com but not when you go to www.yourdomain.com
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    Re: Ubuntu Server help Required.

    I have the server set up behind a router, I have a static ip with my internet connection. The domain is registered with crazydomains
    I can login to webmin but cannot see the domain using just the domain name. I would be happy to give someone the login details if they would be willing to help.

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    Re: Ubuntu Server help Required.

    i have set the names servers to ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com and then at the registrar point it to these zones
    Last edited by Philb1961; May 12th, 2014 at 01:47 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu Server help Required.

    Can you get your static ip number from DNS if you look it up?

    Code:
    host mysite.example.com
    You can get even more information with dig

    Code:
    dig mysite.example.com

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    Re: Ubuntu Server help Required.

    sorry Lars, I ran the comand but dont understand what the results mean

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    Re: Ubuntu Server help Required.

    Do you want to post the output in code tags?
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    Re: Ubuntu Server help Required.

    if i type my static ip into the address bar I get my netgear d600 router login

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    Re: Ubuntu Server help Required.

    ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> qldscuba.com
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 14067
    ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;qldscuba.com. IN A

    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    qldscuba.com. 38400 IN SOA ns1.qldscuba.com. master.qldscuba.com. 1399802487 10800 3600 604800 38400

    ;; Query time: 1 msec
    ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)
    ;; WHEN: Mon May 12 23:11:53 2014
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 77

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